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The accountancy degree at Oregon State University - Cascades prepares students for successful careers in the major fields of accounting including tax accounting, cost accounting, auditing, corporate accounting and not-for-profit accounting.
With a degree in accountancy, you could become a corporate accountant and work in the controller’s office or that of the chief financial officer. Or, you could work as a cost analyst in the production department of a company. One popular option is to become an independent auditor and test the financial records of companies and organizations.
The accountancy program is a replica of the accountancy degree offered at OSU’s College of Business in Corvallis. The OSU College of Business is one of 160 institutions worldwide to have achieved accreditation for its accountancy program by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the internationally recognized accreditation organization for university business programs.
Accounting courses are completed during the junior and senior years at OSU-Cascades. Lower division course work is offered by OSU-Cascades, COCC and/or Ecampus.
The College of Business operates with a Professional School model of education. This means students complete pre-business courses as freshmen and sophomores before applying for admission to the Professional School program at OSU-Cascades. A student must be admitted to the Professional School to register for upper-division courses within the academic programs offered at OSU-Cascades. Admission to the Professional School at OSU-Cascades does not concurrently admit a student to the Professional School at OSU-Corvallis. If transferring to OSU-Corvallis, a student must be approved for entry to the OSU-Corvallis program and seek advising from the OSU-Corvallis campus.
Apply to the Accountancy Professional School at OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades’ accounting certificate program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting field. The curriculum supports the preparation for the Certified Public Accounting exam, and employment in professional accounting (public, private, or governmental).